Product Page: DPR-1260 Firmware Version: 1.24 
Status Scan Advanced Setup Help

Help Menu

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Status Help

Status-Device Info

Device Name:
This is the default print server name.
IP Address:
This is the current IP address of your print server. An IP address is a unique 32-bit number -- when talking about Internet Protocol Version 4 -- that identifies each computer that transmits data on the Internet or on an Intranet.
MAC Address:
This is the factory MAC address. A MAC address is a unique hardware ID assigned to every network device by the manufacturer.
Firmware :
This is the current firmware version that is running on the print server.
USB Port 1-4:
These are the status of the four USB 2.0 ports. If you have a printer(s) connected to a port, the LED on the front panel will illuminate. The status will also show you the model number of the printer.
Printer Status:
This displays whether your printer is operating correctly with the print server.
Scanner:
This shows you if the print server detects a scanner.


Status-Wireless
Radio Status:
Displays your current wireless connection status.
SSID:
This shows what Wireless Network you are currently connected to. The SSID (Service Set Identifier) is more commonly known as a Wireless Network Name. This name designates a specific wireless local area network (WLAN). The factory default setting is "D-Link". This makes connecting to a wireless network easier if you have a D-Link router already set up with "D-Link" as the wireless network name. The SSID can be easily changed to connect to an existing wireless network or to establish a new wireless network.
Channel:
A wireless network uses specific channels in the 2.4GHz wireless spectrum to handle communication between clients. Some channels in your area may have interference from other electronic devices. Choose the clearest channel to help optimize the performance and coverage of your wireless network.
Transmit Rate:
Indicates date transmit rate by wireless connection. By default the fastest possible transmission rate will be selected.


Status-Wireless Networks
Networks Discovered:
Displays a list of wireless networks currently within the range of the print server.


Scan Help

Scan

Scan Device:
If you have more then one supported multi-function print server connected to the print server, you can choose the one you wish to use by selecting it in the pull down menu here.
Select the scanner type by clicking the radio button for Scanner Bed (most common) or Auto Document Feeder (ADF). If you select ADF, select the document size from the drop-down menu.
Scan Area Size:
You can select from the following list of preset scan sizes. Please note that you can also dynamically adjust the scan size by clicking and dragging the dotted box that appears on the image on the right.
  • Full Bed - Scans the entire bed of the scanner
  • Letter - This selection will scan an 8.5x11 portion of your scanner bed
  • Executive - This selection will scan an area roughly 7.5x10 on the scanner bed
  • A4 - This selection will scan an area roughly 8x11
  • Custom - This selection allows you to choose a size you specifically want
Offset:
Enter an offset in inches or millimeters.
Resolution:
Select the resolution from Low to Highest. The highest resolution is recommended for photo's that will be enlarged or just images that are going to be cropped. The lowest setting should be used for images that are not quality dependant, or even to send sketches over email.
Copy Color:
Select color or black & white for the output of your scan.
File Format:
Select from either JPEG or PDF format. Both are very popular and can be viewed on many computers. Please note that you will need at least Adobe Reader to view files scanned into PDF format.
Scan Button:
Once all your settings are set, click the Scan button to scan your document or picture!


Advanced Help

Advanced Printing
Both Raw TCP and LPR/LPD protocols are enabled by default. These printing protocols should be left enabled, unless there are specific reasons why one or the other needs to be disabled.

Raw TCP Port:
The most common print method. This protocol uses TCP ports 9100-9103. Enable the protocol to communicate with an attached printer using the print server name and the unique TCP port number assigned to the printer.
LPR/LPD:
More commonly used in Mac or Unix environments. This protocol uses TCP port 515. Enable the protocol to communicate with an attached printer using the print server name and the unique queue name assigned to the printer.


Advanced-Wireless
Unless there are specific reasons, these settings should remain unchanged from their factory settings. Incorrect values may adversely affect wireless performance.
Fragmentation threshold:
Transmitted wireless packets larger than this size will be fragmented to maintain performance in noisy wireless networks. The valid range is 256 to 65535. Values larger than about 1560 will prevent fragmentation from taking place.
RTS threshold:
Transmitted wireless packets larger than this size will use the RTS/CTS protocol to (a) maintain performance in noisy wireless networks and (b) prevent hidden nodes from degrading performance. The valid range is 1 to 65535. Values larger than about 1560 will prevent RTS/CTS from taking place.
Burst time:
Set the time duration here for transmission burst mode, in microseconds. The valid range is 0 to 65535 with 0 to disable bursting. Burst mode can increase data throughput by occupying the channel for an extended duration. Typical values are in the range of several mili-seconds (ie. 3000).
Beacon period:
In ad-hoc mode beacons are sent out periodically. This is the number of milliseconds between each beacon. The valid range is 1 to 65535.


Advanced System
The following settings determine which system features are enabled on the print server. The print server will respond to requests associated to enabled protocols.
UPnP:
UPnP is short for Universal Plug and Play. The Print Server can be discovered on the network via UPnP enabled computers.



Setup Help

Setup-Printer Wizard
This wizard will guide you through installing a network printer onto your computer. The wizard will take you through the following four easy steps:

  1. Step 1: Select a printer
  2. Step 2: Launch a setup executable on your computer
  3. Step 3: Insert the printer driver CD if requested
  4. Step 4: Print a test page
After these steps your network printer is now ready for use on your computer!


Setup-Network Settings
Password:
By default the password is left blank.
IP address mode:
This is the method in which you will determine the print servers IP address on the local area network. Please note that in order for the print server to communicate with other devices on your network, you must keep to the same IP scheme currently used for your network.
IP Scheme Example:
A computer on Network A that is assigned 192.168.0.17 is able to communicate to anyone on Network A that is assigned an address of 192.168.0.X. X being a number from 2-254. A computer that is assigned an address of 192.168.25.35 cannot communicate with anyone in Network A because of the difference in the third set of digits (192.168.25.35).
  • DHCP - Gets an IP address automatically from a DHCP server (typically a router) on your network.
  • Static - This allows you to manually enter an IP Address that you wish to use.
IP Address:
If your IP Address mode is set to Static, enter the IP address of the print server here. For example, 192.168.0.10.
Subnet mask :
The subnet mask specifies the network number portion of an IP address.
Default gateway :
This is the IP address of the gateway that connects the network to the internet. This is typically the router IP address.
Primary DNS Server :
This address points to the device that will resolve domain names into IP addresses for the print server. This is useful if you wish to access your print server outside of your home or office via the internet.
Secondary DNS Server :
This is the fallback address for the primary that points to the device that will resolve domain names into IP addresses for the print server.


Setup-Wireless
Wireless On/Off:
This option turns enables or disables the wireless connection feature of the print server. This is useful if you are only using the wired Ethernet portion of the print server.
Wireless Network Name (SSID) :
When you are browsing for available wireless networks, this is the name that will appear in the list. This name is also referred to as the SSID.
Wireless Mode :
Select the wireless mode used to connect to your wireless network.
  • Infrastructure - This option will connect the print server to a wireless LAN via a wireless Access Point (AP).
  • Ad-hoc - This option will allow you to create a peer-to-peer network without the use of a wireless Access Point.
  • Transmit Rate
    By default the fastest possible transmission rate will be selected. You have the option of selecting the speed if necessary.
    802.11 Mode
    If all of the wireless devices you want to connect with this router can connect in 802.11g mode, you can improve performance slightly by changing the mode to 802.11g only. If you have some devices that are 802.11b, leave the setting at Mixed.
    Channel
    A wireless network uses specific channels in the 2.4GHz wireless spectrum to handle communication between clients. Some channels in your area may have interference from other electronic devices. Choose the clearest channel to help optimize the performance and coverage of your wireless network.
Security Mode:
Select the security protocol used to encrypt data transmitted over the wireless connection. WPA is more secure than WEP, but not all access points support WPA.
  • WEP - A basic method of encrypting data for wireless communication intended to provide the same level of privacy as a wired network. WEP is not as secure as WPA encryption. To gain access to a WEP network, you must know the key. The key is a string of characters that you create. When using WEP, you must determine the level of encryption. The type of encryption determines the key length. 128-bit encryption requires a longer key than 64-bit encryption. Keys are defined by entering in a string in HEX (hexadecimal - using characters 0-9, A-F). Four keys can be defined so that you can change keys easily. A default key is selected for use on the network.
  • Example:
    64-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 10 characters in length. (12345678FA is a valid string of 10 characters for 64-bit encryption.)
    128-bit hexadecimal keys are exactly 26 characters in length. (456FBCDF123400122225271730 is a valid string of 26 characters for 128-bit encryption.)
  • WPA - Wireless security with greater protection than WEP. WPA-PSK is not much more difficult to configure than the older WEP, but is not available on some older products. A PSK (pre-shared key) or passphrase is used for authentication.
  • Cipher Type:
    The encryption algorithm used to secure the data communication.
    • TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) provides per-packet key generation and is based on WEP.
    • AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is a very secure block based encryption method.
    • With the "TKIP and AES" option, the print server usually accepts the cipher type configured in the router.
    Pre-Shared Key (PSK):
    The key is entered as a pass-phrase of up to 63 alphanumeric characters in ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) format at both ends of the wireless connection. It cannot be shorter than eight characters, although for proper security it needs to be of ample length and should not be a commonly known phrase. This phrase is used to generate session keys that are unique for each wireless client.
    Example:
    Wireless Networking technology enables ubiquitous communication


Setup-Administation
Security:
Enter and confirm a password for access to the print servers private settings such as wireless, network and administrative settings.
Administration:
Reboot - This button will immediately reboot the print server. A reboot is required before any configuration changes you have made will take affect.
Reset Configuration - This button will reset all configuration options to their factory default values and reboot the device.


Setup-Firmware
The Firmware Upgrade section can be used to update your print server to the latest firmware code to improve functionality and performance. To check for the latest firmware, visit D-Link Support Page.

To upgrade the firmware, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Browse button to locate the D-Link upgrade file on your computer.
  2. Once you have found the file to be used, click the Upgrade button below to start the firmware upgrade process. This can take a minute or more.
  3. Confirm updated firmware revision on Status->Device Info page.
Note:
Firmware upgrade cannot be performed from a wireless device. To perform an upgrade, ensure that you are using a PC that is connected to the print server by wire.
Note:
Firmware upgrades will reset the print server's configuration options to the factory defaults. Before performing an upgrade, be sure to write down all your pertinent settings so that you can configure the device once you have performed the firmware upgrade.


 

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